Toloache-Midtown

4.6
6409 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Welcome to Toloache (pronounced toh-lo-AH-tchay), chef-owner Julian Medina’s contemporary Mexican bistro located in the heart of the Theater District. Toloache is named after a flowering plant famed in Mexico for its use in love potions. We hope that when you dine with us you too will fall under the spell of chef Medina’s creative cooking, which incorporates seasonal and natural ingredients and more than a dozen types of chilies. Our festive, two-story space features a guacamole and ceviche bar, a wood-burning oven, and an exceptional tequila list, along with elegant decorative elements imported from Mexico. We looking forward to seeing you soon.
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vipPicky
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Come here all the time. Been trying to support restaurants we really like due to covid, but 3 strikes and I am out. First time they said they didn’t take reservations because of covid, even though I had one. Waited 20 min. Second time no reservation and when we arrived they couldn’t seat us because we didn’t have a reservation and last night waited 30 min with a reservation. Food is good but there are too many restaurants in nyc to bother with the haphazard service of this place again.

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RachelP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection. Such a treat, especially in today's dining world. Best staff, delicious food, warm, enjoyable atmosphere.
Thank you!!!

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oslakd
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food! And nice place overall. Had the enchiladas and guac which were really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!! Never had a bad experience. Would recommend to everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for great fold, great service, and great environment with some music i the background then this is the place to be.

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Adriana
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They were a little short staffed, we waited awhile for drinks and such. But the food is what has kept us coming back! Nice size portions, quality ingredients. Will always go back when I’m in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Highly recommend to everyone for any occasion

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vipCatspajama
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting the city for sisters night out! Dinner was fabulous short rib tacos were wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables have the proper distance. The staff was attentive. The food was great.

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Chilera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are yearning for México City or TexMex, Toloache is delicious but is neither of these. And the prices aren’t either! Then again, we want our restaurants to be able to stay in business! And please bugntio fir fabulous wait staff! Huitlacoche quesadilla had so much going on that the eponymous flavor was overshadowed. But “it” did taste very good. You still don’t know what huitlacoche is but maybe later when we travel again. Terrific guacamole (real thing con chile) grilled chicken and meat and ask for “normal” enchiladas. Not on menu but clearly in the chef’s talented hands and heart.

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KurtS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache never fails to impress. Out of countless dining experiences, our expectations have been exceeded every time. You’d do yourself a disservice to not put one of Chef Medina’s restaurants on your list of must tries.

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BonBon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food here. Best Quac and the meals were definitely delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was excellent and food delicious. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lively place and nice people but food was overpriced still yummy tho !

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JoseC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and drinks! Also amazing customer service!!!

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VivekO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Below average food. Ambience was meh. The staff was helpful though

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vipGooseCowboy
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food.

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Keatzcheap
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

as a new yorker, its the not the best Mexican place to go because of the small portions and outrages prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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JorgeH
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I read about the restaurant, and I decided to visit while in NYC. I made a booking. When I arrived, I was near the host stand. They two waiters came and sat a woman right away, then they ignored me for more than 10 mins, and I was about to leave. When finally someone arrived to help me, he just told me to go and find a table upstairs. I ordered a cocktail, and they brought the wrong drink, I´ve got my appetiser, minutes later the drink and in almost 20 minutes my main course. I was waiting for the wine which arrived when I was finishing my meal. The whole problem was because the woman who arrived after I was one of the waiter´s visit and was getting the whole attention of the crew and the few tables around were in the same situation. The food was just ok but pricey, and the place was noisy. I don´t think there was a manager that night, but the service was awful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I want to thank the staff who treated us decently and politely. Nothing special but respect. We found very bad attitude and no hospitality at all in most of the places we dined in on our trip to nyc.

On our way to laguardia we stopped by for a bite at toloache. We sat on the second floor, had truffle quesadilla which was delicious and small, also mild guacamole, and veggie tacos. All these three dishes were great.

Greeting from miami!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was everything and more, we found parking right in front and sat inside. Food was delicious and came out so quick, the portions seemed small but it was actually perfect. We had dessert too which was phenomenal. Our waiter was funny and made us feel very welcome. Overall definitely coming back here

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vipmle1234
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside with a heat lamp. Our waiter was friendly and fun. Lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much food and service amazing highly recommend 10/10

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MonseP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eat here

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JodieS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, the food is fresh and lively, the staff is very attentive and the manager even gave myself and my husband a nice shot of tequila for my birthday. Very generous in these times. I highly recommend to anyone in the mood for creative Mexican food!

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Albi
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The margaritas and guac were really good and the servers were very attentive and nice.

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vipSusan
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

It stinks to eat outside!!!! Other than that it was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are phenomenal

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GraceM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, but tacos are smaller portions! All the drinks are great as well !

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vipSheenaW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache is always great, but we had an especially enjoyable experience when we visited this past weekend. Really nice outdoor city (pandemic times), incredible service, delicious food. Everything was spot on.

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Ronnie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to bring a friend or two for a lovely meal/brunch. Service is amazing and the food is outstanding. Always a go-to if you are in New York. Also, they followed Covid guidances well. I felt safe while eating and dining at this restaurant. Please support this place and eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a WONDERFUL dinner on Thursday, 9/17. Mango margarita was delicious, guacamole fresh and tasty, shrimp tacos with the perfect amount of kick and creamy avocado fries. The food and drink were only outshone by the service. All the staff were kind, friendly and hospitable, especially under challenging circumstances. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipJaredB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good... top notch guacamole... stingy with the tequila in the margaritas...

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vipRobb1776
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is legit! I moved to NYC recently and have always wanted to try this place but haven't until yesterday. I wasn't disappointed! The Guac Trio was the perfect amount and the Carne Asada was one of the best ive had in the city by far. Would def. recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Toloache is always a solid choice. Great tacos and great service. I asked for no cilantro on one of my tacos, the manager noticed there was cilantro on both and came over and said that’s not right! I said don’t worry about it. But he insisted. Also the avocado fries are a must!

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vipglad2eatout
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Attentive service, very good good and well spaced tables. Great dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Best drinks and great Mexican food

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vipDanaRiley
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad experience at Toloache. The food and service is always great.

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ToonD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was an incredible experience, it was our anniversary and the staff made the night perfect

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Toloache-Midtown is rated 4.6 stars by 6409 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.